Xaman-Ha

The Xaman-Ha Aviary attracts fans interested in learning about wildlife, this Mexican bird sanctuary was founded in 1993 and is ideal for listening, seeing and learning about birds.

Every day national and foreign visitors are welcomed. It inhabits a population of 200 individuals belonging to 45 different species. Among this majestic Mexican tropical forest live, eat, fly, reproduce, come and go birds The flora covers a land of just over two hectares has been classified botanically and also part of the rich natural heritage of Quintana Roo. One quality of the park is that it is possible to take photos with triplets, use flash and shoot the birds in freedom or the aquatic ones in the cenotes that are part of this privileged place.

There are people who just want to enjoy Perhaps our guests just want to enjoy the landscape, admire in detail not only the variety of birds and plants, but also meet other species such as butterflies, iguanas and other small mammals that share this space in perfect harmony, as our Mayan ancestors did hundreds of years ago when they baptized this place as Xaman-Ha: “Water of the North”.

The tours offered in the Xaman-Ha Aviary last about 45 minutes. During this time, visitors have the opportunity to obtain valuable information about the plants and animals that inhabit this area of Quintana Roo

Xaman-Ha, in addition to an aviary of great interest, is a fun park that benefits from its excellent location, offering visitors a memorable tourist experience. This site is a true wild refuge where you can find abundant vegetation, as well as two hundred species of native birds and species from other latitudes of the orb.

For ecotourism enthusiasts, a visit to the Xaman-Ha Aviary is ideal, since it allows them to get closer to a pure natural environment. The visit to Xaman-Ha takes a full day, and you can enter and leave the place several times.

Majestic Flamingos

Rio Lagartos is famous for the 20 thousand pink flamingos that arrive to the place between January and September to complete its reproduction. But it is also the place where the sea turtle arrives between June and August to lay their eggs in the warm sand. In the same way more than 250 varieties of birds periodically arrive at the aforementioned reserve, making the place an incomparable destination for bird watching.

Fans of ecotourism and scientific observation of the species can admire the flamingos but at a prudent distance. That way they will not disturb the birds and will avoid disturbing them so that they do not collide with each other or hurt their young when they flee.

In recent years, about 15 thousand flamingo nests have been reported in the Ría Lagartos natural reserve by the authorities, which is equivalent to more than 30 thousand of these birds protecting their eggs, especially the first chicks that have emerged from the shell and that are emerging as the future of this beautiful species. Many pink flamingos that live in Rio Lagartos fly to different parts of the Yucatan peninsula, but also reach Texas, Cuba and Florida.

There are several tours and boat rides to observe the attractions of the area, including the flamingos of the Caribbean in all its splendor. Its majestic flight in pink flocks that contrast with the beautiful blue of the Caribbean sky is a spectacle that every ecotourism enthusiast must live in life. In the same way, they can be appreciated, very carefully and stealthily, while feeding in the estuaries of the wetland.